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Ann Coulter Controversy Tests Berkeley’s Free Speech Credentials

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Online, 4-27-17

Judging from the talk about the University of California, Berkeley lately, you’d think the campus was filled with hypersensitive snowflakes covering their ears to block out ideas they don’t like.

The school’s latest free-speech controversy came this week when student groups bailed on a planned Thursday speech by right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, who later called the campus of 40,000 students a “radical thuggish institution.”

It’s true that in recent months, protests on or near this bucolic campus have turned violent. Earlier this month, 21 people were arrested when opposing groups clashed in a city park over President Trump’s policies, and in February an appearance by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled amid near-riots.  » Read More

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